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The best mince recipes for your family

Mince is a fantastically versatile ingredient, and you won't run out of dinner ideas anytime soon with these delicious beef and lamb mince recipes to feed your family. Kids and grown-ups alike will love these recipe ideas including comforting pasta bakes, meatballs, homemade pizzas, burgers and more!

Moussaka

This classic Greek dish is ideal any time of the year, and when prepared 1-2 days in advance, can be refrigerated until ready to bake.

Cheeseburgers with secret sauce

Our secret sauce is easy and guaranteed to be popular, it makes this cheeseburger that extra bit tasty and satisfying!

Pulled beef nachos

You can't go past pull-apart beef, served with nachos, sour cream and coriander. Make sure to pass the lime wedges.

Beef Lasange

We believe some things in life are worth taking a little time over, and lasagne is definitely one of them. It's one of the world’s most beloved meals, and for good reason; it’s tasty, rich, comforting soul food. This recipe makes a huge lasagne, so it’s great for a crowd – or make two smaller ones and freeze one.

Greek lamb sausage rolls

Perfect for shared lunch or parties, these sausage rolls are no ordinary finger food. Tasty goodies are added to the lamb mince for the great Greek-style filling. Serve straight out of oven. They’ll be gobbled up very quickly.

The best spaghetti & meatballs

It isn’t called the best spaghetti & meatballs for no reason. This recipe is consistently one of our most popular on the website. It’s quick and easy to make and the whole family will love it to.

Moroccan meatball feast

This meal is packed full of delicious Moroccan flavors and is sure to satisfy a hungry household.

Lamb pizza with fresh herbs

This recipe makes a little bit of lamb mince go a long way. The pizza bases are easy to make, or use ready-made bases or pita breads if you prefer. These can be made as individual pizzas but you could easily make one or two larger ones.

The best beef & lentil cottage pie

A twist on your classic cottage pie, we use a naturally sweet kumara topping and have added lentils, carrots & spinach to deliver a nutrient-packed mince mixture. We love this delicious go-to recipe, perfect to make ahead of time and frozen then used within three months for an easy go-to meal.

Mexican-style mince

Our Mexican-Style Mince is super versatile and can be paired with rice, tacos, or wedges to name a few. For this recipe, we’ve paired it with corn chips, sour cream, and avocado.

Tasty mince with creamy mozzarella & basil parcels

Warm up a winters’ evening with these tasty mince parcels, the beautiful mix of mozzarella and basil is hard to turn down.

Kiwi lamb burger

This kiwi classic is a must! Get everyone to assemble their own, it's sure to be messy but extremely tasty.

Polpettone

As delicious as they are quick and easy to prepare, polpettone are large meatballs, similar to meatloaf, and are from Italy. Perfect for a cold winter evening!

On top of spaghetti

Mince is a favourite in Kiwi kitchens and we think this recipe will be your new go-to. Get the kids involved to help roll the meatballs and you’ll have dinner served in no time - but don't expect leftovers.

Family Pasta Bake

One for the family for those Sunday nights, when all you really want is to chill out with a lazy meal in front of the television and a glass of wine, before the week roars into life the next day. Leftovers are great for heating up to make an easy family meal or office lunch the next day. Suitable for toddlers.

Hearty beef & orange stew

It's called Hearty Beef Stew for a reason. Packed with powerful flavours of orange and cinnamon to bring out the beautiful taste of the slow-cooked beef, we can't go past this one-pot wonder. Ease of cooking is at the core of this dish as the oven or slow cooker does all the hard work. Serve on-top rice, pasta or mashed potato with a serving of seasonal greens. Freeze leftovers or enjoy for lunch the following day.

Mince fried rice

This beef fried rice is a one-pot meal that is both affordable and delicious. This recipe is super versatile, so if you don’t have some of the vegetables use what you have leftover in the fridge.

Magic mince

Versatile, quick, and delicious, mince is a Kiwi favourite. Easy to whip up for a variety of different meals, this is a recipe to always keep on hand.

Ultimate Kiwi pie

You can't go wrong with a good kiwi favourite, the meat is slowly cooked to produce a pull-apart beef filling, encased in light flaky pastry.

Pasta Pie

A classic combination is remade into a creamy, family-pleasing pasta pie. This makes it perfect to slice for a light lunch, pop into a lunchbox, or take on a picnic. This version is made with leftover lamb.

Skewered Rogan Josh

These lamb Rogan Josh skewers are sure to satisfy all taste buds. Served with a delicious lemon and mint yoghurt sauce, naan bread, and raw veges.

Shepherd's pie

A classic with a Kiwi twist. The addition of kumara makes a change from the well-known potato topping - and we love the taste of lamb and kumara together. We bet the little ones in your family will love this meal just as much as you.

Lamb & barley soup

Packed full of veges and with tender lamb, this soup is convenient and versatile. Leave it to simmer on the stovetop and enjoy, or freeze to bring out when you don’t have time to cook.

Beef & Potato-Top Bake

Think of this dish as a delicious twist on a shepherd’s or cottage pot pie, using lovely chunks of beef (rather than mince), which are so tender they fall apart on your fork. Using cost-effective ingredients, it’s lovely and simple to make and tastes sensational.

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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